| Share


Shelbyville. 1 City (1990 pop. 15,336), seat of Shelby co., central Ind., in a rich corn and livestock area; platted 1822, inc. as a city 1860. A farm-trade center, it manufactures glass, metal, and plastic products; furniture; transportation equipment; and machinery. 2 City (1990 pop. 14,049), seat of Bedford co., central Tenn., on the Duck River, in a farm and timber area; inc. 1819. Wood products, clothing, plastics, and transportation equipment are manufactured. The region is noted for the breeding of the Tennessee Walking Horse. Shelbyville was one of the country's early planned cities; many of its 19th-century buildings remain.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Shelbyville from Infoplease:

See more Encyclopedia articles on: U.S. Political Geography

Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring